Sport and Society in Ancient Greece

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Sport and Society in Ancient Greece provides a concise and readable introduction to ancient Greek sport. It covers such topics as the links between sport, religion and warfare, the origins and history of the Olympic games, and the spirit of competition among the Greeks. Its main focus, however, is on Greek sport as an arena for the creation and expression of difference among individuals and groups. Sport not only identified winners and losers. It also drew boundaries between groups (Greeks and barbarians, boys and men, males and females) and offered a field for debate on the relative worth of athletic and equestrian competition. The book includes guides to the ancient evidence and to modern scholarship on the subject.

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'This book reveals a thorough and refreshing respect for both the topic and the reader. Golden clearly understands and enjoys his subject, and he wants the reader to understand and enjoy it as well ... It must then be regarded as a highly successful addition to that series [Key Themes in Ancient History].' Tim Devlin, Prudentia

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This book is the only up-to-date general introduction to ancient Greek sport now available in English. Its subjects include the origins and history of the Olympic games, athletic nudity, professionalism, and the place of women in Greek sport. Accessible to non-specialists, its overall perspective and discussions of many particular problems will also interest experts in Greek history and sport studies.

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ISBN 10: 0521497906 ISBN 13: 9780521497909
Casa editrice: Cambridge University Press, 2010
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